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Upcoming JPS Events

The JPS/Skirball New Author Series

A unique opportunity for learning with world-renowned scholars
In partnership with the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El

One East 65th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), New York City

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Thurs., March 27, 2014, 7pm
Rabbi Barry Schwartz
Judaism's Great Debates:
Timeless Controversies from Abraham to Herzl

Admission is free. Register here or call 212-507-9580.

Thurs., April 24, 2014, 7pm
Dr. Michael Carasik
The Bible's Many Voices

Admission is free. Register here or call 212-507-9580.

Tues., May 27, 2013, 7pm
Dr. Ruth Calderon, M.K.
A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales

Admission is free. Register here or call 212-507-9580.

The Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning strives to make the full spectrum of Jewish knowledge accessible to students who want to: understand the complexity, diversity and meaning of Judaism today; reframe long-held conceptions; connect to a heritage that is both ancient and continually relevant; and, discover themselves in Judaism and the Judaism in themselves.

Videos of Past Events

Salo Aizenberg, author of Hatemail: Anti-Semitism on Picture Postcards
January 23, 2014 at Skirball
View video of event

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Outside the Bible Hanukkah Launch Event with
Yeshiva University
Dec., 3, 2103
Welcome: YU President Richard Joel & JPS Director Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz
Dialogue: Dr. Lawrence H. Schiffman & Dr. Alex P. Jassen
Remarks: Dr. Louis H. Feldman
View video of event

Dr. Lawrence H. Schiffman, Editor, Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture.
Dec. 5, 2013 at Skirball
View video of of his lecture, Messages from the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Dr. James L. Kugel, Editor, Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture
Nov. 21, 2013 at Skirball
View video of his lecture, Outside the Bible and the Beginnings of Biblical Interpretation

Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, author of The God's Are Broken! The Hidden Legacy of Abraham.
Oct. 10, 2013 at Skirball
View video of his lecture, Are We Still Worshipping Idols?